Arsenal noticed their top-four hopes dented after a 3-0 humbling by Crystal Palace on Monday evening and a livid Piers Morgan laid into his membership with a sequence of crucial tweets
Mikel Arteta’s aspect had the prospect to go seven factors away from Manchester United and reinstate their three-point hole to Tottenham in the event that they received in south London. After six wins from their final seven video games, the Gunners had been favourites to take dwelling all three factors, even regardless of accidents to Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu.
But the north London outfit endured a depressing night at Selhurst Park through which they had been second-best to Patrick Vieira’s aspect. Jean-Philippe Mateta opened the scoring after 16 minutes earlier than Jordan Ayew doubled the Eagles’ lead simply eight minutes later. Wilfried Zaha then transformed a late penalty to verify of the factors and condemn Arsenal to their worst defeat since November.
It signifies that Arsenal keep in fifth, having seen Spurs thrash Newcastle 5-1 on Sunday, though they’ve a sport in hand on their capital rivals heading into the enterprise finish of the season. But with a north London derby nonetheless to come back, Arsenal have allowed Antonio Conte’s aspect again into the top-four reckoning.
And naturally, Morgan — one of many extra high-profile and vocal Arsenal followers on social media — couldn’t include his frustration because the 57-year-old went into meltdown mode over Arsenal’s below-par show. The former Good Morning Britain presenter tweeted reward of Palace’s strategy to the sport: “Vieira’s Palace giving us a lesson in aggression, desire & physicality. Least surprising revelation of the Millennium.”
Morgan, who claimed the membership had been “over-excited” by the prospect of ending within the high 4, was not wherever close to achieved. Next on his hitlist was Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, who was criticised for his lack of targets after one aim and 4 assists in his final six video games. He wrote: “BREAKING: Lacazette’s now gone 18 HOURS of Premier League football without scoring in open play. But yeah, so glad we got rid of Aubameyang.”
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It wasn’t lengthy earlier than he began to interact along with his followers, who had mercilessly mocked Nuno Tavares after a poor first-half show. One person tweeted Morgan saying: “I’m left footed and can be at palace in time for the second half. Surely can’t do worse than Tavares.” Morgan quote-tweeted the put up and joked: “I’ll pay for the cab.”
Instead of focusing on Arsenal, the TV character dug by means of his personal tweets and located one from October 2021 through which he posted a picture of himself and Patrick Vieira with the caption: “We’ve got the wrong ex Arsenal captain in charge. On tonight’s evidence, this is the guy we need. @OfficialVieira.” Not to be confirmed flawed by the workforce’s spectacular latest type, Morgan doubled down on his opinion, writing: “Deja vu” subsequent to it.
Morgan, who has persistently opposed Arteta’s appointment at Arsenal, twisted the knife into the Arsenal boss along with his closing put up of the night when the end result was confirmed. Seemingly working out of steam, he picked out a picture of Arteta with a troubled expression on his face, captioning the picture by mimicking the phrase: “’Trust the process.’”
Arsenal face Brighton and Southampton earlier than essential matches in opposition to Chelsea and Manchester United. For Morgan’s sake, he can be hoping his workforce get again on observe earlier than he’s tempted into launching one other tirade at his membership.